Stealing Culture: The Internalization of Critical Race Theory Through the Intersection of Criminal Law and Museum Studies
In V. L. Farmer & E. S. W. Farmer (Eds.), Critical Race Theory in the Academy 519–534. Information Age Publishing. 2020.
Posted: 17 Mar 2021
Date Written: 2020
Consider this scenario: You walk into a museum or a collector’s home and take the most valuable item located within. Society, via criminal laws, would label you a thief and your actions as theft, robbery, or some other heinous activity. Yet, when the actors are flipped, and the museum (via its agents) enters the homes or lands of certain peoples, the law labels that 'an acquisition' and the thief turn into 'a collector.' Critical Race Theory (CRT) gives us a legal analytical tool to reconsider these labels, definitions, and outcomes.
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Keywords: critical race theory, education, criminal law, museums, repatriation
JEL Classification: I23, I28, K39, K14, K19, K49
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